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Samsung Captivate Glide Review

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Photo enthusiast will surely be content with the quality provided by the handset’s 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, since they are similar to the results we find with Samsung’s Galaxy S II line. Of all things, macro shots look absolutely gorgeous, but outdoor shots fare equally well with their average details and correct but saturated color production. However, shots taken under low lighting suffer from noticeable digital noise that soften its overall appearance – albeit, the LED flash appears to be most effective with shots up to 5 feet away.

Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review

Camera interface


Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review

Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review

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Medium

Low light

3ft - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
5ft - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
7ft - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review

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5ft

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Indoor samples


On the other hand, we’re sorely disappointed with the Captivate Glide’s 720p video recording since it’s undoubtedly on the sub-par side. Well, it records video at the smooth rate of 30 frames per second and captures mostly clear audio, but in terms of detail, its muddy and indistinct appearance is by far its biggest distraction – thus, softening its overall quality.

Samsung Captivate Glide Sample Video:




Multimedia:

When it comes to playing music, it follows in similar fashion to what we’ve seen already with other devices with its conventional presentation – yet, we wholeheartedly adore the visualization and extensive equalizer settings available with it. In complementing its functionality, audio quality from its speaker is robust with its strong tones, and at the same time, doesn’t sound distorted at the loudest volume setting.

Music player of the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Music player of the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Music player of the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review

Music player of the Samsung Captivate Glide


Much like any device out there with some sort of AMOLED panel, our eyes are strapped in for a visual treat – and rightfully so, that’s what we get with the Captivate Glide. Aside from the flowing nature exhibited by the handset as it plays our video encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, there’s plenty of sharp details and robust colors to accompany the visual feast.

Storage is undeniably miniscule with the handset, as we’re given only 3.75GB of free storage with another 1.83GB reserved for system storage. Fortunately, you can supplement that capacity by adding microSD cards up to 32GB in size into the unoccupied slot.

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posted on 24 Nov 2011, 08:03 3

5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


This is a cool smartphone. I miss keyboards. I want one.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 11:34

6. bucky (Posts: 1503; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


i like the landscape touchwiz! that would look great on my sgs2!

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:07

7. Netolic (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I have the skyrocket.... should i return this phone and exchange it with captivate glide?

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:43 2

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if you're not getting LTE coverage i would trade it for either this or the Galaxy S II.

posted on 26 Nov 2011, 14:31

9. Forsaken77 (Posts: 548; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I would keep the Skyrocket. You're going to have lte before your contract expires, assuming you got a 2yr contract.

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 19:07 1

10. johnlim.b4l (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


great looking phone, hopefully I can get it soon.

posted on 24 Dec 2011, 14:09

11. Dr.Kirby (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


I have this phone now. Works beautifully and I Love the keyboard

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 23:54

12. forkpuppy (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


Does this have that ugly Pen Tile display on it?

posted on 15 Apr 2012, 11:46

13. kanagadeepan (Posts: 685; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Well, Yes for Pentile... But NO for UGLY... I have used Photon4G before... Its high resolution screen sux with Pentile-LCD... But the beautiful AMOLED reduces the ugliness of Pentile Matrix...

Imho,

SAMOLED+ > SAMOLED(Pentile) >= SLCD_RGB >>> LCD_Pentile...

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 18:18

14. debra.addis (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


has anyone had problems with talking on it,, I always have to go outside to talk,, my daughter has a metal roof, and I'm wondering if that is the problem, other than that love the phone,, I might try putting a ear piece in with a side mircophone to see if that works,, would hate to have to get rid of it because of that reason,,

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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual core, 1000 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size4.90 x 2.50 x 0.50 inches
(124 x 64 x 13 mm)
5.20 oz  (147 g)
Battery1650 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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